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Monday, August 29, 2016


If you're like me, and can't function without that first cup of coffee in the morning, you're probably grateful that you don't first have to hand crank your beans. Still, you might want to harken back to the olden days with this cross stitch design, perfect for a refrigerator magnet. and as a reminder of how appreciative we are for our modern conveniences.

Design measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" when stitched on 14-ct. fabric or 1" x 1" when stitched on 18-ct. fabric.

Cross stitch with two strands of floss. Backstitch with one strand black.